We’re excited to welcome 2023 Keynote: Juan Fernandez!
This is a session you won’t want to miss.
2023 Keynote Speaker
Juan Fernandez is one of a select few to have written the CompTIA Security +, A+, Network +, Tests. Juan recently hand built and architected the design of a multimillion-dollar MSP that consecutively ranked one of the fastest-growing IT companies in the industry. His enthusiasm and genuine desire to see others succeed are infectious you won’t want to miss this informational and upbeat Summit Kickoff!
CEO, Webcheck Security
Greg Johnson is a cybersecurity author, and the CEO of Webcheck Security, a world-class penetration testing and risk mitigation company. He is also a Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP) as it relates to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Greg started Webcheck Security after serving on several executive teams and a long sales and management career with technology companies such as WordPerfect/Novell, SecurityMetrics, A-LIGN, and Secuvant Security. A BYU graduate, Greg began his career in the early personal computer days of 64k, 5.25” floppy drives and the original Macintosh Computer. As the industry evolved, Greg moved into the cyber arena and began consulting with his clients regarding compliance, digital forensics, data breach and response.
Greg consults and guides clients in cyber frameworks, regulatory initiatives and certifications such as: PCI, HIPAA, ISO 27001, NIST, SOC 1 and SOC 2, GDPR/CCPA, FedRAMP
When Greg is not providing cyber solutions for his clients, he can be found spending time with his family, playing with his grandchildren, or rehearsing or performing with the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square.
Marsh, Global CISO
Dan Bowden is the Global CISO for Marsh, the largest insurance brokerage in the world, and global leader in business risk consulting. Dan is in his third CISO role, and has twenty-five years’ experience in cybersecurity. He has worked in finance, insurance, healthcare, higher education, retail and the military. Dan’s other professional interests include AI, blockchain, health tech, and global security. His off-work time is spent outside with his family as much as possible.
Speaking on: Are My Company’s Cyber Driving Skills Insurable?
Neil Gonsalves is a dynamic, results-focused leader. Neil has extensive experience in PCI DSS Assessments, SSAE 18 (SOC 1 / SOC2 / SOC 3) Examinations as well as other third-party reporting governed by the AICPA, HITRUST Assessments, financial and information technology auditing, governance, security, and risk management, controls implementation and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance as well as managing Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing. As the Founder and CEO, Neil reviews all engagements and reports as part of AARC-360’s quality assurance process.
He is a former Board Member of the Atlanta Chapter of Ascend and is actively involved with the diversity and inclusiveness initiatives
Founder and CEO, AARC-360
Cyber Legal Expert, Polsonelli Law Firm
Legal Expert As a technology and data lawyer, Romaine has represented organizations during litigation involving injunction hearings, bench and jury trials, and investigations relating to data breaches, malware attacks, crypto and digital asset fraud, security misconfigurations, social engineering and other exploits. Romaine is also a frequent author and presenter on digital transformation and legal obligations for Web3 technologies such as crypto, blockchain and digital assets, and artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.
Speaking on Web3 and Infrastructure: Critical Industry Cyber Events
Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, DeepSeas
Aaron Fuchs has six years of experience in various cybersecurity and intelligence roles. Aaron has been working at DeepSeas for a year and a half and currently specializes in enabling threat detection engineers to create unique and custom detection signatures by analyzing malware and threat actor trends. In addition to enabling detection engineers, Aaron maintains and curates the DeepSeas’ threat intelligence platform, analyzes alerts in the Security Operations Center, and provides actionable threat intelligence to DeepSeas leadership and clients.
In his free time, he spends as much time as possible outside with his wife, 2yo daughter, and three rescue dogs. Aaron is a garage fitness enthusiast who also enjoys skiing, reading, rock climbing, hiking, and yoga.
Previously, Aaron worked as a civilian for the Department of the Army in vulnerability management, was an all-source intelligence analyst with Booz Allen Hamilton focusing on weapons trafficking in Africa and served 4 years as a SIGINT analyst and paratrooper in the U.S. Army.
Aaron just started his Masters in Information Security Assurance from George Mason and holds a BS in Justice and Law Administration, a BA in Psychology, with certifications from CompTIA Security + and GIAC-Cyber Threat Intelligence.
Speaking on: The Case for Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI): How CTI Can Drive Defenses And Prioritize Business Risks
The ultimate adventure seeker and music lover. When he's not hitting the slopes, tearing up the trails, or exploring some remote corner of the world, you can find him jamming with his band or spending quality time with his loved ones. Don't let his laid-back nature fool you, Earl's ultimate goal is to make a positive impact in the world and for his team at Nexus IT. With an open and abundance-minded mindset, Earl brings fun and positivity to everyone around him.
Founder and CEO, Nexus IT
CompTIA, VP Cybersecurity Programs
CopmTIA ISAO, Executive Director
Wayne is co-author-contributor and past facilitator for the ConnectWise MSP+ Framework, Playbooks and Certify Fundamentals and Advanced Courses. Wayne uses his more than 25 years of experience and leadership in planning, managing and delivering information security deployments to help CompTIA members secure their and their customer’s sensitive/business critical data. He joined CompTIA in March 2022 and ConnectWise in 2018 when the company acquired Sienna Group, a security solutions provider. At Sienna Group, he served as a principal consultant focused on data classification, FISMA compliance and managed security services. Prior to that, he was a senior director of federal services for Symantec where he oversaw delivery and project management functions for the DoD and other federal organizations, a network engineer for BAE Systems, and a senior network management architect for Belenos Inc. where he developed a network management practice for the company’s southeast region. Wayne holds the CISSP and recently acquired the CDPSE.
Field Technical Director, Cohesity
Herb is a Field Technical Director at Cohesity and has been with the company for almost 6 years. He works with some of Cohesity’s largest customers and prospects on the West Coast. He has over 25 years of experience in IT and has held several different positions over the years. He is passionate about technology and how it can be leveraged.
Herb earned a Master's degree from Florida Tech and a Bachelor’s from Portland State, both in Computer Information Systems. He has received numerous certifications from companies like VMware, Microsoft and Cisco.
Speaking on: Security and Resiliency for Your Most Critical Data
Benjamin Card started his career as a Military Intelligence Special Agent in the United States Army. He went on to become a security consultant for PwC in Washington, DC, specializing in everything from compliance audits to computer forensics to pen testing. Mr. Card went on to become the CISO for Sirsi Corp (dba, SirsiDynix) for nearly a decade, leading the organization to NIST SP 800-53 accreditation, ISO 27001 certification, and FedRAMP authorization before once again becoming involved in consulting with Webcheck Security. With Webcheck, Mr. Card calls upon his extensive experience to provide Fractional Information Security Officer (FISO) and penetration testing services to a wide range of customers, assisting them with rapid maturation of their security programs.
Past keynote and workshop speakers have included Oculus Co-Founder Jack MacAuley, Webcheck CEO Greg Johnson, JUMP CEO James Jensen, AARC-360 CEO Neil Gonsalves, Nexus IT CEO Earl Foote, Ostrich CRO Greg Spicer and more. 2023 Speakers will be posted soon.
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